Wednesday, December 10, 2008

23 - The Fleets


Canon 5D mrk II, 20mm, iso 200, 1/60 sec at f/6.7, +CLP

8 comments:

a passion 'n frames said...

BEAUTIFUL the range of the color blue in this is lovely it is very tranquil in my eye. the soothing fleet

TJ Avery said...

Really nice scene. The colors are vibrant and exposure bright. It has a very positive feel for it. I love the amazing clouds and how you've incorporated the cloud pattern into the composition. Everything points & flows to the upper right. Nice!

How's that 5D mk2? ;-) Very nice as well :-)

Bob Dein said...

Mike,
The light and colors are fantastic. Another camera? You're becoming a gearhead! Congrats.
Bob

MikeH said...

PnF, Thanks, I'm a water person all the way and have worked on blue a lot..

TJ & Bob, As they say in flat Florida, "Clouds are our mountains" To bad they don't take you to my subject, that would have been cool..

The 5Dmk2 is wonderful. The only down fall so far is PS is forcing an update to CS4, They are not updating Camera Raw for this camera for CS3, Thanks for commenting....

J. L. T. said...

Beautiful light, colors and reflections! It is always a pleasure to look at your blog:-)

Stacey Huston said...

Great colors and sky.. wonderful shot.

TJ Avery said...

Mike, have you tried Canon's DPP for RAW conversion? The latest updated version of DPP is quite good. It still lacks the fine-tuning tonal/curve/etc. adjustments, but it still does have a curve that can be adjusted in several points - you just have to know what you're doing.

I've been using DPP for a long while now and I find that the converted 16-bit TIFs are a little better quality than ACR's conversions. Plus the WB looks better with DPP to me (e.g. daylight looks real vs. ACR's pinkish/magenta toned daylight WB).

I find that I can get my files adjusted pretty close in DPP prior to conversion. And then I can fine-tune things in Photoshop on the converted 16-bit TIF without noticeable quality loss.

DPP also lets you view files in a browser type window and batch convert the whole deal or just a few selected files.

Best of all, DPP is free!

MikeH said...

TJ, I started using DPP years ago, but dropped it as I moved into Bridge/PS. I agree with your findings. What I don't like is the lack of fine tuning and the RAW adjustments/keywords/flags that don't cross over to PS. I've started using Lightroom about 6 months ago because it really speeds up workflow for me. Adobe now seems to be listening to photographers and incorporating a lot of neat speedup features. My biggest problem with all of this is settling on a system that solves most of the things I want to do, so I can learn that system and just keep up with its updates while having enough (more) time to photograph. This sounds like a TME podcast.